Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia)
The Cartoon Network logo since 2011
|Launched||October 6, 1994|
|Owned by||Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||Are You CN What Where Sayin?|
|Broadcast area||Southeast Asia|
|Channel 441 (SD)
Channel 440 (HD)
|Channel 453 (SD)
Channel 449 (HD)
|Channel 616 (SD)
Channel 636 (HD) (Coming Soon)
|Cignal Digital TV
|Channel 35 (SD)
Channel 106 (HD)
|Dream Satellite TV
|Channel 43 (Digital)
Channel 178 (HD)
|Channel 51 (Analog)
Channel 43 (Digital)
|Parasat Cable TV
|Cable TV Hong Kong
|Channel 127 (SD)
Channel 370 (HD)
|Phnom Penh Cable Television
|Channel 226 (HD)|
Cartoon Network, is a cable and satellite television channel that primarily broadcasts animated programmes. Operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, the channel is broadcast from its headquarters in Hong Kong to audiences in its country of location, as well as to Macau, Southeast Asia (except Philippines, where its broadcasting operation was later separated from the broader Southeast Asian version) and South Korea.
Cartoon Network started its broadcast in 1994 as the dual-channel TNT & Cartoon Network as part of the Foxtel cable TV launch, operating from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., with Turner Classic Movies taking the remainder of the daily schedule. On 1 July 2001, Cartoon Network Australia became a separate 24-hour channel, with exclusive local feeds. It originally aired only Hanna-Barbera cartoons. In 1996, MGM shows started airing and in 1997, Warner Bros. shows started airing. Also in 1997 the channel began airing original productions. On 22 August 1999, Cartoon Network introduced a new rebrand, introducing new bumpers, new shows and a new 'powerhouse' theme. In 2000 other non-original shows were introduced.
In 2001, a block called Cartoon Cartoons was introduced. Cartoon Network also introduced other programming blocks including Toonami, Acme Hour, Prime Time, the Boomerang block (now a TV channel) and Cartoon Network After Dark. In 2003 and 2004, more programming blocks were added. Early in 2004, the Boomerang network launched as part of the new Foxtel digital package. Many of the older cartoons migrated to the new channel. In addition, Cartoon Network for a brief period would show segments of kids getting prizes during the holidays but this was axed from poor viewer response. Cartoon Network had, up until mid-2004, been tied with the Disney Channel as Asia's most popular family network. The removal of older programming from the network during this period led to a fall in average audience share during 2004 as fans of older cartoons moved to Boomerang.
On 1 October 2005, the channel's 'bumpers' were replaced with 3-D animation promotions that were set in a fictional location called "CN City". A well known scene from a show was sometimes the theme. The "Cartoon Cartoons" moniker was dropped in 2006. On 31 August 2008 the bumpers and ads were updated. "Cartoon Network Theatre" was renamed "Cartoon Network Popcorn". On 1 October 2011, during The Amazing World of Gumball premiere, the channel introduced a new branding, logo, and slogan. In 2013, the US CN bumpers were refreshed, and the Asia bumpers were refreshed, too.
Most of CN SEA's programmes are taken from the original Cartoon Network channel in the US. With some exceptions.
- Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
- Legends of Chima
- Teen Titans Go!
- Xiaolin Chronicles
- Oggy and the Cockroaches
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Tom And Jerry
Cartoon Network Popcorn
Cartoon Network Popcorn is a weekend feature of the channel that premieres movies such as CN SEA specials and general presentations.
A separate TV channel, known as the "Boomerang SeAsia Feed", was available in the Asia-Pacific region from September 2005 until December 2012. It was replaced with Toonami; Toonami is also operated and distributed by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific. However, Since January 1, 2015, Boomerang has replaced the Cartoonito Asian feed.
Tiny TV was first shown on CN SEA in June 2002 and showed cartoon series that were targeted at very young children, such as The Flintstone Kids, Baby Looney Tunes, Krypto the Superdog, Tom & Jerry Kids and A Pup Named Scooby Doo.
In January 2003, CN SEA was launched in South Korea after the cancellation of a Cartoon Network block on Tooniverse. However, the channel is unable to insert Korean audio tracks into shows because non-South Korean channels are legally prohibited from doing so.
In 2006, JoongAng Ilbo and the Turner company established a joint venture to launch a separate South Korean version of Cartoon Network and the channel was set to launch in November 2006. However, the launch was suddenly delayed due to a content dispute with the Tooniverse channel—the dispute concerned the joint venture's intention to produce its own Korean-language versions of some of Cartoon Network's original shows. Tooniverse-produced shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory and Johnny Bravo, were not part of this plan. The South Korean channel was eventually cancelled and the distribution rights for the Southeast Asian channel were revoked and given to another company.
In Thailand, CN SEA is available through the TrueVisions cable and satellite networks—TrueVisions includes CN SEA in both its Gold and Platinum packages. CN SEA is offered as a shared feed between Singapore and Thailand because their time zones are only one hour apart.
In Indonesia, CN SEA is available on First Media *Gold and Platinum packages*, BiG TV (Affiliation with First Media) *Gold and Platinum packages*, Indovision *Platinum Packages* and TransVision *Platinum Packages* (used to be TelkomVision)
- Cartoon Network
- Turner Classic Movies (Asia)
- Boomerang (Australia)
- truTV (Asia)
- List of television stations in Southeast Asia
- "National Library of Singapore/The Business Times/The Straits Times". Retrieved 7 March 2014.